Florida Governor Ron DeSantis was one of the governors who immediately came out after Joe Biden announced his unconstitutional vaccine mandate plans and said no, we will not comply, and we will stop your illegal actions, to Biden.
But DeSantis wasn’t done with Biden yet. He was asked at an event about Biden making an oblique reference to him during the announcement about his vaccine mandate plans.
DeSantis blasted Biden for taking unconstitutional actions threatening the jobs of the people in Florida, saying he was going to stand up for them and protect their jobs from Biden’s federal overreach. Additionally, DeSantis chastised Biden for wanting to do away with parents’ rights and allowing school boards to force five-year-olds to wear masks all day long.
“Here he comes from Washington, D.C., instituting an unprecedented mandate, even his own people acknowledged is unconstitutional,” DeSantis declared. “That’s not leadership. And the the problem I have with Joe Biden is – this guy doesn’t take responsibility for anything. He’s always trying to blame other people. Blame other states.”
“This is a guy who promised when he ran for president that he was going to shut down the virus,” DeSantis said. Then he eviscerated Biden, “If you look now, there’s 300% more cases in this country today than a year ago when we had no vaccines at all. So his policies are not working.”
“He’s doubling down on things that are going to be very destructive for the livelihoods of many, many Americans and obviously going to be disruptive to our constitutional system and the rule of law. And so, these are times, you believe in that Constitution, you gotta stand up. And obviously, the substantive issue is important, because there are places that are going to toss aside people – they’ve worked this whole time throughout COVID. Now, all of sudden, they should be tossed aside? They were working when nobody had vaccines. You don’t know their history. You don’t know why they’re making the decisions they are making.”
DeSantis raised the incredibly important issue that Biden completely ignores in all this — natural immunity.
“Many of these people have already recovered and they have immunity. The idea that somehow you have someone that gets a Johnson and Johnson vaccine can work, but someone who has natural immunity somehow can’t? That natural immunity is strong. So, it’s not based on science.”
DeSantis then took on the dictatorial nature of Biden’s speech and the harmful effects the mandates would cause.
“And you can say, he’s saying he’s losing patience with people? You know at the end of the day, we don’t live with a one-person rule in this country. We live in a constitutional system in which people’s rights are respected. But particularly in this juncture, their livelihoods and their jobs have be protected.
If you just think about what this mandate would do, it’s going to drive people out of work, out of hospitals, out of all this stuff, where you have a need for people.
So, it’s totally counterproductive and I think it will ultimately lose in court. But before that, there needs to be action taken to protect the people of our state and hopefully of the entire United States. Nobody should lose their job based on this decision.”
It would be hard to say it better than DeSantis did in just under three minutes. This is why this guy has such promise — completely cutting through the b.s. and getting right to the heart of the matter.